- Stan Alves OAM played 236 games for the Melbourne Football Club, captaining them for four years, winning 2 Best and Fairest, and was runner-up for the Brownlow Medal. He also played 40 games for North Melbourne Football Club and was a member of their 1977 premiership team.
- He coached St Kilda Football Club for five seasons, winning a pre season premiership, taking them to two finals series and runners up for the 1997 premiership. He was also awarded AFL Coach of the Year and coach of the All Australian team.
- He is an Australia Day Ambassador.
- He was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his services to Australian Football as a player, coach and commentator, and to the community as a supporter of charitable organisations.
- He has extensive knowledge in areas of business management, development and empowerment.
- A truly gifted coach and motivator and communicator who offers comparisons between sport and business, and shares his coaching secrets to help people lead their teams to success.
- Creating a winning culture
- Achieving success, getting there and going on with it
- Goal setting in all areas of your life
- Leadership and teamwork
- How to stay positive and motivated in tough times
- Men's health and wellbeing
- Overcoming adversity
- Entertaining and informative talks on football, business, sport, coaching , education , life and media
- Master of ceremonies
Stan Alves was fantastic and his presentation was exactly what we were after for our Men's Breakfast Health & Wellbeing Forum. He ensured that he was well prepared and understood our local community and was a pleasure to deal with prior to our event. He engaged the audience right from the beginning and was inspiring, passionate and personable within his presentation. Relating his own personal journey and challenges really struck an emotional cord with the audience, and is something that was really appreciated and commented on by all. Stan went above and beyond both prior to and after his presentation, ensuring that he engaged with the local community and he really intently listened to their own health and wellbeing stories. We have had highly positive feedback from all that attended, from within the community as well as internal staff and management. We cannot thank Stan enough for the positive impact that his presentation has had on the local community, with community members already taking steps to improve their health and wellbeing.
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service
Professional, engaging, informative keynote speaker who inspired all immensely. True gentleman!
Department of Education and Skills Group
Stan was perfect for our group. His message was exactly what we wanted and the feedback we’ve had has been very positive.
Hire and Rental Industry Association
Excellent, inspiring and thought provoking.
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport
Stan Alves was one of the most realistic, passionate speakers we have heard for a long time. He left a lasting impression on our Father’s Day audience and the students he spoke to after the breakfast. A warm, humble, generous and charismatic man.
St Joseph's College Mildura
Audience loved Stan and was exceptionally engaged throughout the whole seminar.
Stan was a fabulous speaker and kept the audience engaged for the whole time. He targeted his presentation to the audience and was well received by all attendees.
Excellent. Our organization is going through a reinvention and Stan was engaged to deliver a presentation on team work, culture and change. While Stan delivered his presentation there wasn’t a sound in the room, he had our staff captivated with his stories and key messages. Stan was a true gentlemen, he spoke with our staff, had photos taken and had a laugh – it was a thoroughly enjoyable and powerful experience. I would highly recommend Stan.
Rural Housing Network Ltd.
We have been holding our Father / Son night for a number of years and last night was the most successful one yet in realtion to the delivery by a keynote speaker. Stan's speech met our expectations in every way. He delivered a thorough and well directed speech which hit an emotional cord with all present. He held the attention of the audience for a long period and was open and honest with his keynote delivery and the follow up questions. Stan related well to teachers, parents and students. We have had a number of positive comments made about the night and would like to commend Stan on his work.
Langwarrin Park Primary School
Stan Alves was excellent. We have used Stan now for 2 years to MC our Sportsman’s Night and interview our guest speakers. He is proficient in his task of MC and always prepares thoroughly for the job of interviewing our guest speakers.
St Margaret School
Excellent. Stan was an excellent speaker who successfully related to our group about his knowledge on leadership qualities relevant to business and sport.
City of Whitehorse
Excellent. Of the 7 speakers we have had over the last 2 years, Stan Alves is a stand out communicator. A generous and down to earth person. The guests were literally lifted out of their seats.
Excellent. The team valued Stan’s presentation highly. His reinforcement of some key messages was something our leaders could take to their teams.
National Australia Bank
Stan got everyone buzzing by the end which is fantastic to see. He knows how to read and work an audience.
Stan was able to emphasise the main objectives of our conference (Working Together) in a constructive and entertaining way.
Engaged the audience very well. Very challenging and enlightening. Most enjoyable.
Australia Post – Corporate Security
Excellent. Feedback from participants was very good. Stan’s enthusiastic and down to earth style was very appealing and overall he was entertaining, inspiring and very motivational. Personally, I was enthralled and recommend Stan as an excellent speaker in a range of situations.
Excellent. I was impressed that Stan had taken notice of our briefing, his style and content was spon on and very enjoyable.
Your could hear a pin drop as Stan had total attention of the audience.
Stawell Interwine Services
Stan was excellent in his approach to the whole day. Very very impressed with him.
Tasmanian Cricket Association
Excellent. Stan is the best speaker we have ever booked.
SPL WorldGroup Australia Pty Ltd
Tailored to the audience and our requirements very well.
John Danks & Son Pty Ltd
Excellent. We made an excellent choice in choosing Stan Alves as our motivational speaker. Throughout the delivery of his presentation, you could have heard a pin drop -every one was hanging onto his every word. The standing ovation he received was thoroughly deserved. Congratulations Stan!
Tasmanian Schools Administrators Association
Excellent. Stan’s presentation made a huge difference to our conference. A number of our people have been moved to reflect on some very serious issues in both their private and business lives as a result of Stan’s talk.
Stan was fantastic, he had accurately read my take on the group and what we needed and then exceeded our expectations. This group are hard to impress and I am so happy that everyone single person congratulated me on my choice of speaker.
Yarra Valley Water
Excellent. Thought Stan Alves was very easy to understand, everyone could relate to his content and I found him excellent to work with, prior to the seminar and even afterwards. I would not hesitate in recommending Stan to any company.
Excellent. Stan presented his address with passion and pride ,and really knew how to deliver his message. It was an absolute pleasure to have him.
Returned and Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc.
Excellent. Stan did a great job of relating his football coaching experience back to relevant business experiences of the group. He went way beyond the call of duty by attending the dinner and talking to the participants one-on-one. He was highly entertaining – considering he spoke at the end of a long day of intensive learning, he did well to capture the audiences attention for as long as he did.
Melbourne Business School
Stan was fantastic i.e. excellent and we would not hesitate to use his services again. His knowledge and motivational skills were just superb.
Whitefriars O.C Football Club
Stan presentation was first class, his audience was spellbound and his ability to mesh together his sporting and business achievements together with the challenges he has faced in his personal life was compelling.
Feedback from both teachers and importantly students present was extremely positive. Students gained much from Stan's words of wisdom!
Central Highlands Wimmera Region
We have had overwhelming comment and response from our team members for Stan Alve's presentation and participation. As a company we are challenging each and every one of us to look at who we are, where we are now, where we want to be and how we get there. Stan left no doubt in anyone's mind that we are all personally responsible for our own choices and when we know and recognise this we can give our all to the task at hand, whether in our personal relationships, business or sport. He feels like an trusted, "old" friend already.
OG Roberts Motors
Stan was delightful to deal with, professional, polite and attentive. We particularly appreciated him making the time for a face to face brief before the session. Our staff found his gentle style with several real life stories very engaging. Stan presented a great session with a good mix of interaction and a great theme that we could all relate to.
The initial feedback on the night was very positive, with many people saying they found Stan's presentation to be; interesting, engaging, stimulating, inspirational, practical, down to earth, easy to relate to and rewarding. Some people said it was the best Speaker we have had at our AGM
Stan's presentations really hit the mark. His simple but powerful messages were delivered with great enthusiasm and obvious sincerity. Staff in attendance were clearly motivated and uplifted by the experience. I would be more than happy to recommend Stan's services to other clients.
City Of Whittelsea
Stan has a great style in terms of relating to his audience and being able to shift their thinking. He was entertaining, interesting and most importantly, inspirational. Exactly what we were looking for in a keynote speaker!
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
We found Stan very energetic and dynamic with a great mix of humour. Kept us well entertained as well as captivated the whole time.
Victorian Plant Hire
His talk at our awards night was very good , touching in on the theme of the week and bringing together a broad range of points. He spoke openly and honestly and gave us all plenty to consider as we move forward to a higher performing team.
Ortho – Clinical Diagnostics
Stan’s presentation held a lot of interest, I thought he presented very good.
Meritum Financial Group
Excellent. Stan comes across very personable and approachable. His presentation and ability to connect with the audience is greatly valued. We also valued that he made himself available to speak to people and spend time both before and after his presentation. He respects his audience. He is very professional, charming and giving of his time. We appreciate the fact that Stan was willing to be interviewed on radio in the lead up to our event.
Department of Employment & Workplace Relations
Excellent. Stan turned around a lot of negative thoughts to very positve thoughts. His presentation was terrific and he had a good connection with the audience. He was received with great enthusiasm. He incorporated everything in his presentation that he was briefed on and more. Everyone was please with our choice of speaker.
Swinburne University of Technology
My dealings with Stan were both professional and enlightening. Stan was courteous to the needs of the our organisation and delivered on those needs through what I and others described as a thought provoking presentation. In the last three days since Stan's talk a new way of thinking has began to emerge from our leadership group. The Melton Shire Council is delighted in having engaged with Stan on his experiences on leadership.
Melton Shire Council
Stan was extremely professional and personable. He was very approachable and flexible and provided us with the presentation my organisation was looking for. He provided us all with an excellent springboard into our workshop the following day. His comments and reflections on his experiences and his thoughts on our future progress as a new team was just what was required.
Stan was very well received by participants at the workshop. Feedback since the workshop has been highly positive. Stan closely tailored his presentation to reflect the brief supplied and ensured that the outcomes we sought were achieved. He left participants with a number of practical tools that they could use in the workplace. On the day of the workshop Hobart experienced snow and a speaker was unable to attend. Stan was very flexible and happy to accommodate a change in scheduling at very short notice.
Excellent. What a lovely warm, personable presenter. Did not um or er once just delivered 40 minutes of talk filled with great stories practical examples and stuff that made you think, nod and smile. Our audience loved him.
Banyule City Council
Very good motivational speaker. Came across as genuine and with a fair degree of humility. Condensed a lot of messages into a limited time. Well received by the target audience.
EXCELLENT. Stan has a amazing way of connecting with people.Stan touched everyone in the room with his passion and love of life. He is inspirational on every level.
Rotary Club of Ulverstone
Stan was as mentioned a consummate professional, he was great prior to the event, attended briefings and also the venue to check everything out. He was great on the night, networked with everyone and got people involved in conversations and then as an MC in front of the audience worked very well for a golf event, he ran with the event, adding things where needed and created a great atmosphere for the evening.
Catalyst Consulting and Events